On November 24, 2013, I was in a multi-car accident. I was sitting in my car at a red light waiting on it to change. While waiting, someone ran into the back of me. Yep. Another driver went to sleep behind the wheel.As a result, I went to the ER to get an x-ray done and they found strained discs in my neck and back. A few days later I got a call from a nurse practitioner. She informed me that when they did an x-ray on my neck and back, they noticed small nodules on my lungs. I did not know anything about them and probably would not have known if it were not for the sleepy driver hitting a car that hit me. Everything happens for a reason. The nurse said she wanted me to go and see a specialist. I was thinking “oh my gosh, another co-pay.” So they scheduled my appointment on Martin Luther King’s birthday.
While everyone as celebrating Martin Luther King’s birthday, I was sitting in the pulmonary physician’s office for an appointment. I was just thinking, how a 29 year old woman ended up there with nodules in her lungs? Go figure. I am thinking I tried smoking a little Mary Jane when I was way younger and it was not for me! Then I thought about how I was constantly exposed to cigarette smoke because my mom used to burn them like they were incense! Exposure. Exposure. Exposure.
As I talked to Dr. Binu George, MD, the pulmonary doctor he explained to me that they sent me to him because he specializes in “lungs” and that is his “thing.”
While I could have been mad about the nodules in my lungs. I wasn’t I took a few lessons about life from it.
1. Whatever you expose yourself to will grow whether good or bad.
2. Minor things should not be ignored. Minor things can carry power.
3. Accidents happen for a reason. Take the lesson and reteach
4. Your decisions you make can really impact others. They are powerful.
5. Everyone has different talents and strengths. That is what makes a “specialist.” You are not called to do everything.
6. Slow down. Listen to your body.
7. Change happens when it wants to!